In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lawns/house) bien cuidado(person) muy arreglado
- The process of turning Charles's tidy paths and well-kept lawns into an - appalling - quagmire had begun.
- I was stunned by the opulence of Grand Central Station - I never imagined a public building could be so well-kept and clean.
- Besides the clean, well-kept grounds and the many wall murals depicting the turtles, I was impressed with the effort taken by the staff to educate visitors about the plight of these animals.
- He shows Arthur around his house, which is clean and well-kept.
- Though it was small, it was clean and well-kept, and the tables were of good quality along with the chairs.
- You should always present a clean, well-kept appearance as it makes a difference to being viewed as a professional.
- It's a tidy, well-kept neighbourhood of historic homes and the location of the Second City Comedy Club, a place that has spawned so many comedic talents.
- I cycled through forests, rolling hills, grazing pastures and past a few extremely well-kept country properties.
- The carriage had cost £500, bought 30 years ago from a wheeler-dealing butcher in Yeadon, money well spent too, judging by its well-kept condition.
- A well-kept, tidy and attractive front garden is a good selling point, adding value to your property.
- Their balcony, though small, used to be neat and tidy with well-kept hanging baskets.
- Lunch at a table under a tree in an immaculately clean, open and well-kept area near the car park was welcome for hungry tummies after the exercise.
- It was very clean and well-kept, and fashionably furnished.
- Everything looked quaint and tidy and well-kept.
- The model shelter offers well-kept spacious living conditions with an abundance of toys, playful volunteers and social interaction among the animals.
2(secret) bien guardado
- The less said about this the better, and it shall remain a well-kept secret amongst us ‘dancers.’
- The Winster Valley is one of South Lakeland's well-kept secrets, dearly loved by those who know it.
- On the rails, rather than the road, there was an unmistakable sense of exploring uncharted territory, being part of a well-kept secret and much closer to the natural world.
- It is a well-kept secret which is good as it will keep riff-raff like you away.
- At present, he feels that ‘Ukraine is an emerging attraction to filmmakers’, whereas Bulgaria has remained a relatively well-kept secret.
- For those who like to measure their speed in knots, the waterways north of Angers have been a well-kept secret for far too long.
- The Spotted Ox must be a well-kept secret by those in the know, we only found out about it by chance.
- Her family and friends had arranged a welcome gathering in The Travellers Friend Hotel, Castlebar, for the occasion and the well kept secret only revealed itself when she entered the hotel.
- One of backcountry skiing's well-kept secrets is that skiers get caught in avalanches with fair regularity, though they are often small and rarely fatal.
- He died in 1945 and the well-kept secret came to light only 50 years after the king's death when the doctor's private diary was opened.
- It's a well-kept secret and has a perfectly balanced tannic structure with dark, delicious fruit.
- What I do think is that - I suppose it's not a very well-kept secret.
- Housed in the Studio Cormier, its location is an unintentionally well-kept secret.
- Until now the stunning Greek island of Kefalonia has remained something of a well-kept secret.
- What a surprise. Keighley has proved to be the well-kept secret of Airedale - out of the hectic city life of Leeds and Bradford, yet easily accessible to both.
- Hidden deep in the North York Moors is a well-kept secret - The Orange Tree, the perfect remedy for the stresses and strains of modern life.
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